For many years Sticky Mitts has led the way in showing that the ability to prepare nutritious food is a life skill that young people from all walks of life should have the opportunity to learn. We believe that children learn best when key techniques are explained and they are able to prepare their own food from scratch, using fresh raw ingredients. Good wholesome food that is fun to cook, tastes great and is enjoyed by the whole family.
Students can either learn at home, with the support of an adult, by purchasing our Young Cook's Pack and/or by attending our classes and workshops in the London Borough of Sutton. Current venues are Oasis Academy in Coulsdon and the Sticky Kitchen in Wallington.
The recipe collection in our Young Cook's Pack was developed by Rob Rees, MBE, who was appointed Chair of the School Food Trust in 2010. Rob is one of the UK's leading chefs and consultants who has actively campaigned on issues around education, health, nutrition and food safety for many years.
Our courses are designed for students aged 8+ to attend independently. They run during school term-times after normal school hours. Students have their own work area and are shown how to use knives and to work with heat safely. Our class recipes – a mixture of sweet and savoury – are designed to engage students while introducing them to the techniques and ingredients that feature in the Young Cook's Pack recipe collection. There is also plenty of bread making as Sticky Mitts is a member of The Real Bread Campaign.
Sticky Mitts is also a member of the fantastic Rouxbe Online Cookery School. This means that students who attend classes have free access to over 1,000 of their close-up high definition video tutorials.
Classes are small to allow for plenty of individual attention and 2 hours.
Our workshops are for families as well as for students to attend independently. These are held at week-ends and during school holidays. Some workshops are theme based, some master classes and some just opportunities to get together and cook!
We offer tailor-made workshops for students who wish to learn particular skills and/or recipes. These are particularly attractive to students who are about to leave home and fend for themselves. Minimum 2 students and maximum 5. £40 per student. Students provide the main ingredients, we provide the rest together with the recipes.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH - BRONZE & SILVER AWARD - SKILLS
Get together with some friends and learn to cook while having fun at the same time. This is a 3 month course running on Friday evenings from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm at the Oasis Academy, Heathfield Road, Old Coulsdon CR5 1ES. All ingredients and take-home packaging provided together with a recipe folder and denim apron.
Cost: £240 or 3 monthly payments of £84.
We are looking forward to starting at our new venue the fantastic food technology room at the Oasis Academy in Coulsdon.
Sticky Mitts is a member of the fantastic Rouxbe Online Cookery school so students in the Community Kitchen will have free access to over 1,000 of their close-up high definition video tutorials. Sticky Mitts is also a member of the Real Bread Campaign so there will be plenty of opportunity to experience the delights of hand-made bread.